Friday, October 28, 2016

CPL Nick Mitchell

CPL Nick Mitchell, b. 22 Feb 1894 (as Nickodemas Mitchum) - d. 28 Oct 1958. Son of James Wesley "Nick" and Sarah Elizabeth (Childress) Mitchum in Rockingham County, NC we know that he had several siblings. A member of C Company 116th Infantry in WWI, he was wounded. He worked as an electrician in Raleigh, NC after the war and died at the VA hospital in Kecoughton, VA. He is buried in the Raleigh National Cemetery in Raleigh, NC.

A quick note/addendum... Nick's dad may have been born Nicholas Mitchell as his grandfather was J W (likely James Wesley Mitchell) but for some reason his father went by Mitchum for most of his life, as borne out by his children often using that surname. In fact, to this point, Nick is the only child that we've found who used the surname Mitchell. In any case, Nick's mom was born in Pittsylvania County which likely was a reason he enlisted in the Danville unit and thence to C Company 116th Infantry.

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